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Explore UW–Madison Precollege programs

We’re happy to share information on our site about the many sports camps, leadership summits, field trips, and other youth programs offered by our UW–Madison partners, including Badger Sports Camps, Wisconsin 4-H, the Language Institute and others. Please contact these programs directly to learn more and register.

Visit the Badger Precollege classes page to explore programs offered exclusively by Badger Precollege.

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  • Badger Sports Camps- Boys Basketball

    The University of Wisconsin offers an array of Boys Basketball Camps: Father/Son Camp, Resident/Commuter Camp, Advanced Camp, Team Camp and the Badger Basketball Experience Day Camp.  Headquartered at The Kohl Center, these camps are focused on providing a first-class learning experience using dedicated and enthusiastic staff.  Current Badger coaches will lead the instruction at each camp, with support from current and former members of the Badger Men’s Basketball team as well as visiting coaches and clinicians.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Basketball

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Boys Basketball Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Boys Golf

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Boys’ Golf Camps focus on teaching sound fundamentals for a player’s entire game. Camps will cover full swing, scoring game, course management, introduction to competitive golf, rules and etiquette. All camp activities take place at the nationally acclaimed University Ridge Golf Course which includes the exclusive Badger men’s and women’s team outdoor practice facility and new indoor UW Golf Training Center. Whether you are interested in playing college golf or making your high school varsity team, the Badger Boys’ Golf Camp will maximize your potential and give you a clear plan to improve. Our camp is for players of all skill levels. The small coach-to-camper ratio allows for an optimal learning environment for each student. And we are committed to HAVING FUN!

    Grades

    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Golf

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Boys Golf Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Boys Hockey

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of Boys Hockey Camps which are focused on developing the skills of hockey in an enjoyable atmosphere. Current Badger coaches will lead the instruction at each camp, with support from current and former members of the Badger Men’s Hockey team as well as visiting coaches and clinicians. The Team camp will include position practices, off-ice conditioning and post-game recovery, and tournament-format competition throughout the week. The Youth Skating and Skill Camp is a day camp that will focus on power skating, puck skills and small area games.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Hockey

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Boys Hockey Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Boys Soccer

    The University of Wisconsin Soccer camps will provide players of all levels with advanced training activities and playing opportunities that can be used to take their game to new heights. Whether you are looking to improve your technical skills, make your local club or high school team or are trying to advance your game to the college level, the University of Wisconsin Soccer Camps can help you reach your goals. Camps will feature a staff of coaches who have the experience and dedication necessary to help you develop on and off the field.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Soccer

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Boys Soccer Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Cross Country

    The Wisconsin Cross Country Camp of Champions is a five-day program open to any and all entrants for boys and girls who are cross country and middle-distance runners from high school and junior high. At 42 years old, it is one of the country’s oldest camps of its kind. The camp’s purpose is to provide quality individual instruction in the techniques and training that are necessary for young athletes to reach their full potential. Workouts, lectures, films and activities are all designed to instruct, entertain and motivate. We are aware that our campers represent a wide variety of talent, motivations, education and experience, and we are prepared to tailor our program to each athlete’s needs.

    Grades

    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Cross Country

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Cross Country Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Diving

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of summer, fall, winter, and spring diving clinics. Since the summer of 2011, Head Coach Anton Slobounov has offered instructional camps and clinics for campers of all ages and skill levels on campus at the UW Natatorium. Training includes both dive well and dry land instruction, tailored for campers to receive the maximum amount of individual instruction.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Diving

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Diving Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Football

    The 2018 Wisconsin Badgers Football Camps provide players of all ages a first class learning experience. Held at Camp Randall Stadium, current Wisconsin coaches will lead the instruction at each camp, with support from current and former members of the Wisconsin Football Team as well as visiting coaches. Campers will be instructed on the fundamental skills of their selected position.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Football

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Football Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Girls Basketball

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of Girls Basketball Camps: Badger Day Camp, Elite Camp, Team Camp, All-Skills Camp, and Youth Skills Camp. Each of these camps have a different focus that will contribute to player development. Head Coach Jonathan Tsipis and the rest of the UW coaching staff will lead the instruction at each camp, with support from current and former members of the Badger Women’s Basketball team.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Basketball

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Girls Basketball Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Girls Golf

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Girls Golf Camps were developed to expose girls to the fundamentals of the game of golf and provide a fun learning environment in a college setting. The camps feature professional instruction, educational seminars, and rounds of golf. All camp activities take place at the nationally acclaimed University Ridge Golf Course which includes the exclusive Badger men’s and women’s team outdoor practice facility and new indoor UW Golf Training Center. There is also time for other fun activities, so come join us this summer and take your game to a new level!

    Grades

    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Golf

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Girls Golf Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Girls Hockey

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of Girls Hockey Camps at the home of Wisconsin Women’s Hockey, LaBahn Arena, which are focused on developing the skills of hockey in an enjoyable atmosphere.  Each of our camps will include sessions on power skating, skill development and stick handling, and team concepts for both offense and defense.  Our camps are great for players that are looking to take their game to the next level.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Hockey

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Girls Hockey Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Girls Soccer

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Girls’ Soccer Camps are designed to prepare players to compete and train at a higher level. Sessions focus on technique development as well as teamwork and special team tactics and strategy. An additional area of concentration is the development of positional skills through practices designed to improve positional awareness and understanding. The Girls’ Soccer camps provide an excellent opportunity for girls to enjoy great soccer, meet new friends, and have a great camp experience. Under the direction of Wisconsin’s goalkeeper coach, Tim Rosenfeld, the Girls’ Soccer Camps will provide specific goalkeeper instruction.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Soccer

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Girls Soccer Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Softball

    The University of Wisconsin offers a variety of softball camps throughout the year.  The softball camps are focused on developing the fundamental, individual skills of softball in an enjoyable atmosphere, as well as providing instruction on game situations.  Each of our camps will include sessions on individual and team concepts for both offense and defense.  Our camps are great for players that are looking to take their game to the next level.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Softball

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Softball Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Swimming

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Swim camps provide an enjoyable, challenging learning experience for campers.  The camps focus on swimming all four strokes in the most effective manner with proper technique to maximize efficiency.  Special attention is also given to the training principles involved in successful competitive swimming, which includes dry land training.  Each camper will receive one-on-one skill stroke attention along with help on all different types of starts and turns.  Campers will also have the opportunity to be filmed above and below the water while swimming all four competitive strokes and receiving instant feedback.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Swimming

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Swimming Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Tennis

    The University of Wisconsin Tennis program offers multiple co-educational instructional camps this summer. Please consult each session page for details regarding the target population for each camp. We are happy to offer beginning players the opportunity to advance their skills and highly skilled players the opportunity to take their game to the next level. All camps will focus on individual skill instruction and will expose campers to the Badger Tennis experience.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Tennis

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Tennis Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Track & Field

    The purpose of our various track and field camps is to provide quality individual instruction in the techniques and training that are necessary for young athletes to reach their full potential. We are aware that the athletes represent a wide variety of talent, motivations, education, and experience and we are prepared to tailor our program to each athlete’s needs.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Track & Field

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Track & Field Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Volleyball

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Volleyball program is happy to offer an array of volleyball camp opportunities to participants that range in age and experience. We have programs which are intended to attract the interest of young campers to introduce them to the game as well as programs that seek to focus on advanced, specific skill instruction for advanced and experienced players. Under the direction of Wisconsin Head Coach Kelly Sheffield, each of our camps will focus on making better volleyball players in a fun, competitive environment.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Volleyball

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Volleyball Camps.
  • Badger Sports Camps- Wrestling

    The University of Wisconsin Badger Wrestling Camps are designed to provide technical instruction, develop and improve skills in a competitive atmosphere, and prepare student-athletes for the upcoming wrestling season. Camp instruction will be led by our very successful Badger Coaching Staff with assistance and demonstration from current and former UW wrestlers.  Our camps will address all aspects of becoming a better wrestler with emphasis on drill technique, live wrestling, and mental toughness.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Wrestling

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Wrestling Camps.
  • Earth Focus Day Camp – Eco-Trekkers

    Camp activities include outdoor discovery hikes and observations, hands-on science exploration, and nature games and activities. Returning campers will find new and exciting experiences every year. Children are encouraged to ask questions, play, and share, create, discover, construct, and cooperate.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    Outdoor Adventure

    Specialty

    Environment

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Grandparents University

    Grandparents University is an intergenerational learning experience for children aged seven to 14 who are accompanied by a grandparent(s) or older adult relative(s) who is not a parent. Grandparents University offers a wide range of “majors” taught by UW faculty, staff, and graduate students from disciplines across campus. You and your grandchild will stay together in the same major for the entire two-day program. An adult must accompany each child at all times during the activities related to the major.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Grandparents University.
  • Greater Madison Writing Project – Young Writers Camp

    Young writers meet in the beautiful setting of the Olbrich Botanical Gardens and use their surroundings as inspiration for writing, in a supportive environment, led by a staff of Greater Madison Writing Project Fellows and experienced teaching of writing. Participants then share their favorite pieces from the week with their families and friends at an evening celebration.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    Communications & Writing

    Specialty

    Writing

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Hoofer Youth

    Courses in sailing, windsurfing, and racing for youth from beginner to advanced, designed to teach outdoor recreation skills and support personal growth.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Outdoor Adventure

    Specialty

    Sailing

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Hoofer Youth.
  • Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) – Fun with Chemistry Camp

    At an ICE Fun with Chemistry camp, campers actually get to do science—they don’t just watch it happen! Through experiments, projects, and discussions, they explore chemistry and science in laboratories in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Experienced staff supervise students in small groups, emphasizing lab safety while communicating fundamental concepts in science and encouraging campers to exercise their reasoning skills.

    This program accepts students grades 5-8

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Chemistry

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
  • Latino Youth Summit

    Conference for Latino middle school students to explore and build their knowledge about college through workshops and activities.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Leadership & Youth Summits

    Specialty

    Multicultural

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Latino Youth Summit.
  • Madison French Camp

    Day camp that teaches French to children of any language level through interactive stories, songs, crafts, games, snack time, and role play.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Languages & Culture

    Specialty

    French

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Madison French Camp.
  • Odyssey Junior

    Students ages 2-18 whose parents are enrolled in UW Odyssey Project may participate in one of our three Odyssey Junior classrooms. Recognizing that breaking the cycle of generational poverty involves whole families, Odyssey Junior supports children in self-discovery, literacy and expression through writing, speaking, visual arts, music, movement and theater.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Arts

    Specialty

    Academic Enrichment

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Odyssey Junior.
  • Rec Well Summer Camp

    Our summer day camp features recreational activities and on and off-campus field trips with partners including Outdoor UW, Babcock Hall Dairy Store, science labs, and more for 11 one-week sessions. We strive to provide a supportive and enjoyable environment for children ages 5-12 where learning and fun go hand in hand. Each participant will receive one complimentary summer camp t-shirt. (Score!)

     

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8

    Focus

    Sports

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about Rec Well Summer Camp.
  • Southeast Asian American College Assistance Program (SEACAP)

    SEACAP was established to reach out to and empower rising 7th and 8th grade Southeast Asian American students in Dane County to further their education beyond high school. Additionally, SEACAP is intended to strengthen students’ academic pursuit within the UW System by assisting students in utilizing the optimum educational benefits available to them. Program workshops highlight college and career readiness, financial aid, admission, basic skills and competencies, and campus student support and services.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    College Preparation

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic
    Learn more about SEACAP, email Pao Thao at pao.thao@wisc.edu or call 608-263-2237.
  • Summer Music Clinic – Junior Session

    The Junior session of Summer Music Clinic has an opportunity for each student in 6th-8th grade to come and play, sing, create, and learn about music at all experience levels. Students will choose one of four paths based on what they create, sing, or play and then have one hour per day to choose an elective to dig deeper, try an additional path, or try something new! Students will expand their musical horizons by working with experienced educators from around the country, rehearsing and performing in ensembles with peers from other communities, and participating in classes and activities that will sharpen existing skills or open the door to new topics.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Arts

    Specialty

    Music

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)

    The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) gives an opportunity for students finishing grades 7-8 to spend two weeks on a college campus studying one accelerated course. STEP is designed to engage, intellectually challenge, and inspire. lt offers a learning atmosphere that nurtures students’ talents and abilities, enriches social life, and encourages creativity. STEP strives to balance the academic and recreational sides of camp. This program is for those who are ready for above-grade-level challenges and are serious about having fun in and outside of the classroom with peers who share similar aspirations and interests. Course options include forensic science, acting, psychology, robotics, engineering, writing, computer programming, chemistry, law, biology, and economics.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Arts, Business, College Preparation, Communications & Writing, Languages & Culture, STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference

    Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference is a three and a half day Statewide Educational Experience. Youth from all over Wisconsin come to Madison, Wisconsin for educational seminars, assemblies, speakers, exploration, and fun on the UW–Madison campus.

    Grades

    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    4-H Programs

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic
  • Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery – Field Trips

    The Town Center at the Discovery Building is an exceptional destination for scientific exploration. Several field trip workshops are offered for students in elementary, middle, and high school either virtually or in person.

    Grades

    K-5
    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Field Trip

    Student

    Domestic